“UNDERDOG” is a smooth track that has a crisp texture and solid bounce. The production is reminiscent of 2000s Neptunes with its lush pads, rich guitar plucks and snapping drum grooves. KSOUL sure sounds comfortable with his carefree flow and no-frills style ripe with fun and joyful lyrics with a touch of bravado. “DO OR DIE” is a rousing cinematic track made up of rumbling drum breaks with energetic drum fills peppered by a thick bassline and sizzling synth chords. KS0UL gets into the zone with some engaging wordplay and quips as he asserts himself with lines like “23 when I am on the mic, no Rodman, Pippen, popping regardless/ To achieve the impossible had to phase through the obstacles like vision I” and even throws in a nonchalant melodic hook for the fun of it. “FIND NEMO” starts off with a whistle sample before the 808 drum groove comes into play and the track sure raises the ante with it’s party aesthetic and speaker-knocking energy. Again, KS0UL stays in his pocket with a fun-filled lyrical style as he proclaims “All that fake shit, it will never last/Time short, too fast can’t waste it/It’s like Kobe in the clutch can’t break me/Your favourite rapper’s nightmare, I’m Jason” before breaking down further on the short breaks between the verses.
Overall, The Skins We Wear, offers listeners a wide variety of sounds to choose from and it might be hard for some to stomach the jump from hip-hop to alternative rock or punk but ultimately lovers of good music would appreciate the creativity and intense work that goes into making a versatile project such as this.
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